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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By alchemy
Re: 34 banjo with tube shocks?

I did something similar to my '32 sedan about 15 years ago. I made a bolt-on lower bracket that utilized the two wishbone bolts, and a bolt-on boss on the front side of the crossmember. My shocks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By alchemy
Re: Ford tie rod end boots

The depth the rod end is pulled into the spindle should have nothing to do with the castle nut. It all depends on the ID of the tapered hole in the spindle, and the OD of the tie rod end. Tight is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By alchemy
Re: 34 hood

If you can find an original center stainless strip, I highly recommend it. They fit much better than the repros I've encountered.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By alchemy
Re: steering box

You should probably be able to narrow down the looseness by tightening the sector adjuster bolt. If that doesn't make a difference, I'd say the worm, sector roller, worm bearings, or sector bushings...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,040
Posted By alchemy
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

You're kidding right? How does it even run with no throttle plates in one carb? WAY TOO MUCH air getting in with not enough gas. You must mean choke plate I assume.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By alchemy
Re: 1932 Wiring - Original??

Your next twins can be named Victoria and Woody.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,040
Posted By alchemy
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

Years ago I bought some that had knurled heads you can grab with your fingers instead of slotted for a screwdriver. I could swear they came from Uncle Max. If he doesn't still have them he would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,551
Posted By alchemy
Re: Ecklers no more

You need to be talking with your credit card company about the fraudulent order you received, without full compensation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,976
Posted By alchemy
Re: Relieved stroker motor with Ford aluminum heads

I have Canadian heads on my sedan. They have less pocket in the area between the valves and the bore. That's where the higher compression comes from.

My engine is a 3-3/8" by 4". Not really a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By alchemy
Re: 40 Standard Grille

I once had an outer half of a '40 Merc grille, a perfect NOS part, never installed. It was painted a very dark brown, no chrome underneath it. We all know that no Mercs ever left the dealer lot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By alchemy
Re: 32 sedan hardware minutae question.

They held down a small wood block that eased the transition of the cardboard panel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By alchemy
Re: Best Head gaskets for a 59a 296ci ?

So you guys reusing your copper gaskets aren't spraying them with coppercote before assembly are you?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By alchemy
Re: Steering Sector grease or oil for 37 Ford??

How many of you drive your car when it's under 40 degrees? And even if you do, it will only take a few minutes for the exhaust to warm up the steering box right next to it.

Corn head grease...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By alchemy
Re: Harmon Collins Ignition vs new HEDI

Sure, upgrade to HEI. And while you are at it, put in a Mustang II IFS, power discs all around, an automatic transmission, some power seats, and maybe throw in a sun roof.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,655
Posted By alchemy
Re: Removing Corn Head grease from steering

You have given all the zerks a fresh squirt to see if that might be the problem, right? If it cures it, but only temporarily, maybe you do have worn rod ends or kingpin bushings and bearings.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By alchemy
Re: V8 Times Article on Bad Brake Shoes

As Rich mentioned, I found some 40 style shoes from Carpenter (I did the R&R a couple years ago) to have the lower cam holes in the wrong spot. It pushed the shoes upward too much IIRC. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,548
Posted By alchemy
Re: Major brake adjustment procedure request

Maybe a worn inner bearing?

If you don't find anything wrong with the bearings, have your local drum-turner take a hair or two off the edge of the drum. Or if you aren't too fanatical, you could...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By alchemy
Re: '40 brake adjustment

I usually try for 1/8". My hot rodded '32 has a return spring that brings the pedal up to a small rubber bumper on the bottom of the wood floorboard. When I push the pedal, it's from the bumper...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By alchemy
Re: Brake Drums

So, is that the heavy spot or the light spot?

I always assumed the weight of the steel that was drilled out for the valve hole in the wheel was replaced by the weight of the rubber stem. But...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By alchemy
Re: 1932 transmission prefix 18-oooooo question

I dunno. Does that DavidG guy really know anything about 32's? ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By alchemy
Re: Grancor heads & intake advice please

I have the exact same heads and intake, and they are my favorite speed parts. Saving them for my "someday" roadster.

If you are going to list them on Ebay make sure to show nice clear pics of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,999
Posted By alchemy
Re: NOS heads

They did NOT just use an original Ford head to pull a mold off when they made these heads. If they did that there would be at least 1/4" too short on the end. Patterns for aluminum sandcast molds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,054
Posted By alchemy
Re: What does this intake manifold fit ?

They were made on April 1st.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By alchemy
Re: '38 steering box

Y'all do know that the gasket for the end plate/tube is not just a gasket, but a shim of the proper thickness? Make sure to use either the exact same thickness, or re-examine if you should maybe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By alchemy
Re: 1932 Grill Shells, Inserts & Crankholes

I've got a loose crankhole surround that is rusty steel. I always thought it was an old Argentina repro, but I see in Rockfla's pics that he has a chrome plated steel crankhole too. So, not all...
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